Results of the Mock Election
Happy Election Day! Many of us are happy indeed to see the end of this crazy campaign season. In our school mock election last week, Donald Trump won with 60.8% of the vote. Hillary Clinton got 33.6% and 5.6% went to other candidates.
AND NOW THE INFORMATION YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: THE VOTE FOR BOOKS RESULTS
As you probably know, nominations were collected before the election. The top 10 nominated titles/series, in order of popularity, are shown with the number of nominations for each:
103 Harry Potter series
69 The Hunger Games
60 Diary of a Wimpy Kid
38 Percy Jackson series
35 The Maze Runner
29 I Survived series
28 The Fault in Our Stars
20 Freak the Mighty
During the mock election, students had a chance to select one of these titles as their favorite. The results are:
1st Place: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (18% of the vote)
2nd Place: Harry Potter Series (12.4% of the vote)
3rd Place: The Fault in Our Stars (11.5% of the vote)
and the rest: The Hunger Games (10.6%), The Maze Runner (9.3%), Freak the Mighty (8.9%), I Survived (8.5%), Percy Jackson (7.8%), Wonder (6.9%), and Holes (6.1%).
So it appears that while Harry Potter was outstandingly popular in the “primaries,” it was Diary of a Wimpy Kid that won in the actual election.
And guess what? WE NOW HAVE ALL TEN BOOKS!!!
They will be processed and cataloged and ready to check out in a day or two. Thanks to all who voted!